Return of the Great Brain by John Fitzgerald

Return of the Great Brain by John Fitzgerald

Author:John Fitzgerald [Fitzgerald, John]
Language: eng
Format: epub
Published: 2011-06-02T16:50:58+00:00

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“Well,” I said, “the Bruford Brothers sure as heck aren’t going to give you a reward according to Sheriff Baker and Uncle Mark.”

“You are forgetting the railroad,” Tom said grinning. “Remember me telling you after lunch last Tuesday that I was going to the depot to talk to Mr. Larson before going back to school?”

“You said you wanted to talk to him about the train robbery/’ I said.

“Right,” Tom said. “Right what?” I asked.

“Yeah,” said Frankie, who had been listening. “Right what?”

“I asked Mr. Larson if the railroad paid any reward money for train robbers,” Tom said, “He told me there was a standing reward of five hundred dollars for the arrest and conviction of train robbers. Sheriff Baker will get the reward because the train robbery took place in the county under his jurisdiction. And Sheriff Baker isn’t the kind of a man who goes back on his word.”

“So,” I said, “that is why you made him promise you all the reward money if you solved the train robbery and murder.”

“Right,” Tom-said with a grin so wide I thought it would split his face-

“What are you going to do with all that money?” I asked-

“Put it in the bank where it will draw interest,” Tom said as he rubbed the palms of his hands together.

And, oh, how his money-loving heart must have been

x singing.



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